This is a Full time one year course, which runs from September to May, 4 days a week.
This course is an excellent upskilling and portfolio course for students who wish to progress to either media or TV/film degrees or employment. Students gain highly practical skills in a range of techniques used in today’s TV and digital film industry. Areas covered include: drama, documentary news packages and single camera interviews. Graduates have received offers of direct entry to second year in the BA in Film and TV in IADT (National Film School), and offers of both second and third year advanced entry in the BA in Film Broadcasting in DKIT.
- Relevant Level 5 QQI Award
- Degree Graduates
- For Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) – appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. Note: Mature applicants may be entitled to VTOS funding. For details about VTOS, please contact the college.
- Documentary Production
- Scriptwriting for Film and Television Drama
- Editing Practice and Techniques
- Film and Digital Video Production
- Research and Reporting for Digital Media
- Television and Video Studio Production
- Personal and Professional Development
Level 6 QQI Award Film and Television Production (6M18534)
This is a very practical course where the student will develop a personal portfolio of work; structured and produced to television and video industry standards. Students will use professional digital cameras, editing techniques and practice using Avid Media Composer software. This course includes field reporting techniques with group trips to record material for news packages. Past trips have included: Commissioner of Irish Lights, IMMA, The DLR Lexicon and Eirtakon.
Students will have an extensive portfolio from their course work in Television and Film, Scriptwriting. This portfolio may be used for application to the IADT and other Higher Education Institutes and Universities.
Assessment techniques will be used to assess the knowledge and skills that students will have achieved on successful completion of modules:
- Student Record
- Portfolio/Collection of Work
- Skills Demonstration
A full major award is granted on passing the relevant eight components. On successful completion of each component, you will be awarded a pass, a merit or a distinction grade. See www.qqi.ie for more details
Although Level 6 is directed more at employment whereas Level 5 is the primary CAO route, Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, at Universities, Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities using their full QQI Level 5 and Level 6 major awards. Places are not guaranteed and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. It is the students’ responsibility to consult with the relevant HEI for information on the admissions process, especially if a student is looking for advanced entry into third level. Students may also refer to the QQI FET section of the CAO website. www.cao.ie
Examples of CAO progression routes are listed below.
BA Film and Television Production (DK864)
Dundalk Institute of Technology – www.dkit.ie
BA Creative Digital Media (TU982)
Technological University Dublin (Tallaght) – www.tud.ie
BA TV, Radio and New Media (MT812) – Advanced entry into 2nd Year consideration
Munster Technological University (Kerry) – www.mtu.ie
BA Film and TV Production (DK864) – Advanced entry into 2nd Year consideration
Institute of Technology Dundalk – www.dkit.ie
BA Film Broadcasting (TU983)
Technological University Dublin (City) – www.tud.ie
BA Media Studies (MH109)
Maynooth University – www.nuimaynooth.ie
BA Television Production (DL844) – Advanced entry into 2nd Year consideration
BA Film Production (DL843) – Advanced entry into 2nd Year consideration
BA New Media Stuidies (DL837) – Advanced entry into 2nd Year consideration
IADT, Dún Laoghaire (National Film School) – www.iadt.ie
Most graduates opt to advance to further studies, while others have gained direct employment with media broadcasters, film and TV companies and web content related employment.